Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles-Perfect Summer Snack

Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles

If you grew up in South Asia you would agree that leftovers are not just treated as leftovers . What it means is if you ate daal for dinner, it is quite possible the leftover daal would find its way to your breakfast or lunch plate as a paratha, leftover steamed rice would be turned into ghee fried rice, leftover aaloo sabzi would become a sandwich or aaloo paratha and so on and so forth. Needless to say, that particular gene has been passed onto me as well and more often than not I find myself trying to create something new and interesting with leftovers. So, here is the story behind my Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles.

Now, if you have seen my previous posts you know that we celebrated a birthday and there was a homemade cake with delicious cream cheese frosting. As always I went a bit overboard while making the frosting and once I was done with the cake I realised I had tons of cream cheese frosting left. Now, there was no way I was going to make one more cake to use that frosting and just binning the remaining frosting seemed like an unbearable idea too.

Around the same time some good folks on instagram were organising a contest inviting entries for great leftover creations. While I sat deciding unsure what would my entry be, my youngest came to me reminding me that I still had not made the mango popsicle I had been promising him for days now. And just like that I had the idea to create this amazing Mango Cream Cheese Popsicle. And what a dreamy creamy beautifully textured dessert it was! Now, each time that I have leftover frosting in the future,I am going to try these popsicles for sure with different kinds of flavours. A demand for strawberry version has already been put through .

Anyhow, coming back to the Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles, although I used the left over cream cheese frosting, it doesn’t mean you absolutely need to use this frosting in order to make this popsicle . You can just use cream cheese , greek yogurt and mango puree to make delicious popsicles too. I have shared below the recipe for both versions. If you decide to make the cream cheese frosting, you can find the recipe in this post.

Useful tips to make a great quality popsicle

  1. Use softened cream cheese. Basically the cream cheese should have sat outside the fridge for at least an hour . This helps to avoid any lumps in the popsicle
  2.  Add a few strands of saffron to the popsicle mix as it really elevates the flavours. If you would like to skip it you can add some lemon zest
  3. Juicy and pulpy Alphonsoes work best in this recipe. If you cannot find any, the next best option is using canned Mango Pulp

Making Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles with Cream Cheese

Ingredients

  1. Cream cheese, softened – 1.5 cups
  2. Mango puree- 1.5 cups
  3. Roughly chopped mangoes- 3/4 cup
  4. Greek Yogurt-2 tbsp
  5. Roughly chopped pistachios and almonds – 2 tbsp
  6. Saffron, one small pinch or lemon zest- 1 tbsp
  7. 1 tbsp milk to steep the saffron in
  8. Sugar or Honey as per taste

Method

  1. In a deep bowl whisk the cream cheese and sugar/honey (if using) until smooth
  2. Then add the mango puree and greek yogurt and blend gently on medium speed
  3. Fold in the steeped saffron, chopped mangoes and nuts
  4. Transfer to popsicle moulds, add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight or a minimum of 5 hours
  5. Just before unmoulding tilt the moulds slightly and run under tap water or dip for 30 seconds in warm water.This helps to bring the popsicles out smoothly without breaking

Making Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles with leftover Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  1. Cream cheese frosting, softened – 1.5 cups
  2. Mango puree- 1.5 cups
  3. Roughly chopped mangoes- 3/4 cup
  4. Greek Yogurt-2 tbsp
  5. Roughly chopped pistachios and almonds – 2 tbsp
  6. Saffron, one small pinch
  7. 1 tbsp milk to steep the saffron in

Method

  1. In a deep bowl whisk the cream cheese frosting until smooth
  2. Then add the mango puree and greek yogurt and blend gently on medium speed
  3. Fold in the steeped saffron, chopped mangoes and nuts
  4. Transfer to popsicle moulds, add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight or a minimum of 5 hours
  5. Just before unmoulding tilt the moulds slightly and run under tap water or dip for 30 seconds in warm water.This helps to bring the popsicles out smoothly without breaking

Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles

Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

    Making Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles with Cream Cheese
    Ingredients
  • Cream cheese, softened - 1.5 cups
  • Mango puree- 1.5 cups
  • Roughly chopped mangoes- 3/4 cup
  • Greek Yogurt-2 tbsp
  • Roughly chopped pistachios and almonds - 2 tbsp
  • Saffron, one small pinch or lemon zest- 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp milk to steep the saffron in
  • Sugar or Honey as per taste
  • Making Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles with leftover Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Cream cheese frosting, softened - 1.5 cups
  • Mango puree- 1.5 cups
  • Roughly chopped mangoes- 3/4 cup
  • Greek Yogurt-2 tbsp
  • Roughly chopped pistachios and almonds - 2 tbsp
  • Saffron, one small pinch
  • 1 tbsp milk to steep the saffron in

Instructions

    Making Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles with Cream Cheese
    Method
  1. In a deep bowl whisk the cream cheese and sugar/honey (if using) until smooth
  2. Then add the mango puree and greek yogurt and blend gently on medium speed
  3. Fold in the steeped saffron, chopped mangoes and nuts
  4. Transfer to popsicle moulds, add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight or a minimum of 5 hours 
  5. Just before unmoulding tilt the moulds slightly and run under tap water or dip for 30 seconds in warm water.This helps to bring the popsicles out smoothly without breaking
  6. Making Mango Cream Cheese Popsicles with leftover Cream Cheese Frosting
    Method
  7. In a deep bowl whisk the cream cheese frosting until smooth
  8. Then add the mango puree and greek yogurt and blend gently on medium speed
  9. Fold in the steeped saffron, chopped mangoes and nuts
  10. Transfer to popsicle moulds, add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight or a minimum of 5 hours  
  11. Just before unmoulding tilt the moulds slightly and run under tap water or dip for 30 seconds in warm water.This helps to bring the popsicles out smoothly without breaking
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Enjoy this fun video showing the making of these popsicles

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